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by Mary Foster Conklin
Included are fresh singles from Jonathan Karrant, Melody Gardot, plus a new release from the Jen Hodge All Stars with birthday shoutouts to Koko Taylor (pictured), Lauren White, Melissa Stylianou, Laila Biali, Ann Richards, pianists Carolina Calvache, Hyuna Park, Emily Takahashi and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown. Playlist Hyuna Park Driving in New York" from Her Morning Waltz (Internova Records) 00:00 Lauren White ...read more
by Ed Kopp
Now regarded as the Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor is a classic female blues shouter who favors the raw, electric energy of Chicago blues. On Royal Blue, Taylor’s feisty singing helps to inspire a star-studded supporting cast that includes B.B. King, Keb’ Mo’, Johnnie Johnson and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.No singer gives more or herself than Taylor, and no one plays the angry or sensual woman better than the 64-year-old blues mama. Taylor’s growly voice still sounds powerful ...read more